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Assange Loses Latest Round In Extradition Fight 296

Richard_at_work writes "After losing his appeal to the UK Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago, Assange's lawyer was given leave to seek a reopening of the case on particular grounds — the UK Supreme Court has now rejected those grounds and upheld its earlier ruling that Assange should be extradited, which could happen in the next few days."
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Assange Loses Latest Round In Extradition Fight

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  • Buggars! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by xystren ( 522982 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @10:54AM (#40322669)
    Welcome to Team USA: World Police
  • This all reminds me of a reality show now.

  • It's sad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by axlr8or ( 889713 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @11:03AM (#40322763)
    I don't want to live in a world where people fear the truth. As you can see, it is a problem that the lies only get bigger and bigger. Assange shouldn't fear going to court to display the truth. But everyone knows its just a stunt to get him put away.
  • You know, the actual content that it leaks? Nope? Rather chat about a juicy sex story instead, with all our oh-so-clever little bon mots?

    I think this is essentially Mission Accomplished for the TLAs regardless of the outcome of any eventual trial.

  • If he committed a crime against some women he deserves whatever he gets and he needs to stop trying to hide because it makes him out to be a coward unwilling to face the consequences of his actions. No doubt his involvement with wikileaks is fanning the flames here but lets not forget that according to ex-staffers [] he's tried to change that organization into a dictatorship of sorts and attacked those who questioned his decision or motives. These are signs of desperation and paranoia. Wikileaks will surviv

    • by Uberbah ( 647458 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @12:52PM (#40324035)

      1. Assanage hasn't even been charged with a crime
      2. Which wouldn't be rape, but "sex by surprise" if he were charged
      3. He got permission to leave the country and it was granted
      4. He's offered to answer questions remotely - offers that have been rebuffed

      So, does this look like a normal prosecution or a witch hunt to you?

      • Extraditions for questioning are not unusual, as a quick Google search will quickly determine.

        As far as the crime, I take it you are an expert in Swedish law? There are multiple charges in the extradition request.

        • by Uberbah ( 647458 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @03:27PM (#40327001)

          Extraditions for questioning are not unusual

          Of course they are, as a Google search not based on the fallacy of anecdotes will quickly determine. First world nations don't forcibly remove people and place them in another country's custody for shits and giggles.

          As far as the crime, I take it you are an expert in Swedish law?

          I take it you're still ignoring the fact that he was questioned and released, and then granted permission to leave the country? And that charges were already dismissed before being brought by another prosecutor? Or that one of the witnesses has possibly recanted and left the country? Wouldn't want inconvenient parts of the storyline to interfere with the witch hunt....

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